Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS YOUR TRANSPORTING AUTHORITY?
Our transportation specialists, by law, have the same legal authority as their public agency counterparts, providing customary care, custody and control, without the ability to arrest. Transcor trains and is in full compliance with the Interstate Transportation of Dangerous Criminals Act of 2000.
DO YOUR TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS HAVE ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE?
The majority of our transportation specialists have extensive backgrounds in law enforcement, corrections and military service. Additionally, many hold academic degrees.
DO YOU HAVE FEMALE TRANSPORTATIONS SPECIALISTS? DO YOU TRANSPORT FEMALES AND JUVENILES AND IF SO, HOW?
Every transportation specialist is capable of managing men, women and juveniles at all security levels. We do our utmost to ensure an experienced female specialist is present for a female transport.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
TransCor is the industry leader, founded in 1990 in Tennessee and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).
HOW MANY PRISONERS HAVE YOU MOVED?
Since 1990, our professionals have transported more than 1.3 million individuals throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. We have had the pleasure of serving well over two thousand agencies, averaging 2.5 million miles annually.
WHAT IS YOUR SAFETY RECORD?
Our safety record is exemplary based on an enhanced vehicle inspection and maintenance schedule, detailed record keeping and an average fleet age of approximately three years. Each quarter we reward many specialists for maintaining an accident-free record.
ARE YOUR TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS ARMED?
Transportation specialists are trained and experienced in lethal and non-lethal defense techniques.
DO YOU TRANSPORT HIGH RISK PRISONERS?
We professionally handle individuals at all security levels.
DO YOU HAVE A DRUG TESTING PROGRAM?
TransCor is a drug-free workplace. Additionally, all applicants submit to an extensive screening process that includes a fingerprint-based background check. We randomly drug-test, in compliance with Department of Transportation guidelines and company policy.
DO YOU HAVE TRAINING FOR YOUR TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS?
Following a comprehensive three week training program administered by certified professionals, new transportation specialists must successfully complete nine trips under the supervision of a Senior Transportation Specialist. Additionally, all specialists receive 40-hours of annual, in-service training for recertification.
ARE ALL DETAINEES/PRISONERS MOVED WITH HANDCUFFS?
Detainees/prisoners are restrained and secured in accordance with federal, state and customer regulations.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
TransCor Corporate Headquarters
646 Melrose Avenue
Nashville, TN 37211
Adams County Correctional Center
20 Hobo Fork Road
Natchez, MS 39120
Florence Correctional Center
1100 Bowling Road
Florence, AZ 85132
Houston Processing Center
15850 Export Plaza Drive
Houston, TX 77032
Northeast Ohio Correctional Center
2240 Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505
Nevada Southern Detention Center
2190 East Mesquite Avenue
Pahrump, NV 89060
Stewart Detention Center
146 CCA Road, P.O. Box 248
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Torrance County Correctional Center
209 County Road AO49
Estancia, NM 87016